News: A Taste of Smut in Manchester.

Smut.UK (http://ilovesmut.uk) has announced their first evening event, a taster season of the larger all-day events that they do. It’s In Manchester, at the Bangkok Bar & Restaurant on the 8th April from 5pm to 10pm (The time has been extended to fit in all the wonderful stuff they have planned) The evening is being

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News: Still Time to get Half Price Smut Luton Tickets

  Pick up a ticket for Smut Luton for just £5. Offer ends on the 30th January so don’t hang about.  The Hat factory, Luton will host the first smut event of 2015 sponsored by House of Erotica. Smut Events are fun, safe, inclusive days out when erotica & erotic romance readers and writers get together

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News: Sh! Announces New Event for Survivors of Assault

Sh!, London’s pioneering sex shop announces, in partnership with My Body Back Project, a new monthly support group for female survivors of rape and sexual assault. “We Won’t Be Shushed!” aims to help women reclaim their pleasurable sexuality. The group, led by the attendees themselves, will discuss issues such as flashbacks or triggers during sex,

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Review: The Institute of Sexology Exhibition, Wellcome Collection, by Paul Burns

London, November 2014 to September 2015 Large doses of quackery, moral humbug and pseudo-science slowly yielding to reason sums up the history of the study of sexuality, the topic that The Institute of Sexology Exhibition is concerned with. The items displayed span the last century and a half of the discipline, an era divided by

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News: Sh! Announces November Events

Sh!, London’s iconic destination erotic emporium has announced an exciting schedule of in-store events for November 2014,l taking place at the store’s London location at 57 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB. For the month of November, Team Sh! will be inviting visitors to take photographs of themselves showing off their fake or real moustaches in

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Event Preview: Shibari With Santi, 8 & 9 November 2014, London

Shibari – Japanese rope bondage – is an unendingly popular form of kink, and these two workshops run by Sacred Pleasures‘ resident rope geek, Santiago Genochio, consistently sell out – so book early. The first day is for beginners, the second for those who have already attended one of Santi’s beginners’ days. Or you can

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News: Hundred Watt Club Introduces New Brighton Show

Surrey’s sell out Hundred Watt Club show is bringing a night of gorgeous burlesque and risqué cabaret and circus entertainment to Brighton. Dress up to the nines in your retro finery and let the ladies (and gents) of the chorus delight you for a few hours, on Saturday 15th November. Taking place at the Old

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Why do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’?

Why just do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’? That’s the question London Faerie aims to answer at The Purple Door, a two-day workshop in London, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September. The workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Ecstatic BDSM – sometimes also called ‘conscious kink’ – for anyone with any level of

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Event: ‘Far From Grey’ Robert Babylon exhibition

Adult brand Harmony will be offering a new dimension to their customers’ fetish fantasies with the opening of ‘Far From Grey’ on Tuesday 1st April, an exhibition by erotic photographer and artist Robert Babylon. Discover how much hotter bondage looks in several shades of neon as Robert’s unique, beautiful and extremely sexy canvases adorn the walls

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News: Join Flashmob to Fight Sex Work Stigma

On the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, sex worker Hege Grostad, and writer and activist, Anders Solli Sal, both from Norway, are asking the whole globe to flash their red umbrellas in solidarity with the sex worker’s rights cause. They are encouraging women, and men, all over the world to organize in groups, meet

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Event: Moral Panic Film Club

Join us in an evening of disgust and moral panic to raise funds to support Backlash UK’s academic, legal and campaigning resources defending freedom of sexual expression and the right to personal privacy. Did you know that you could potentially be prosecuted for taking consensual, private pictures of yourself or your partner, if the government

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Event Preview: Bike Smut: ‘Back in the Saddle’ Tour

Bike Smut is an international touring film festival celebrating human-powered transportation and sex-positive culture. Each year we ask the public to make short films expressing their ideas on bikes and sex. We then gather these films a share them at live screenings. Over the past seven years, we have shared these ideas in 24 countries and in

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Event Preview: A Night Out at Shunga at The British Museum

On Friday 1st November from 6.30pm to 10pm Sexual Alchemy and Afterglow will be teaming up for a group visit to The British Museum to see Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art. And you’re invited! They’ll be meeting up at 6:30pm just inside the museum to then explore the exhibition together. Afterwards you’re welcome to join them

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News: Want to Read at Erotica?

Are you going to the Erotica show at the Tobacco Dock, London, on the 25th, 26th or 27th October? If so, Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse want to hear from you. They’re organising the Smut by the Dock authors section, and are looking for authors to read from their erotic works, as well as to

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Features: The Joy of Sex – Naive Dream or Attainable Reality? by Susan Quilliam

It was just over 40 years ago – at the height of what was then called the Sexual Revolution – that a middle-aged British GP,  concerned about the anxieties and ignorance of his patients and inspired by a new and passionate relationship, decided to write a sex manual. The result – formatted to be a

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News: London Fetish Weekend Tickets Now on Sale

Now in its 6th year, the London Fetish Weekend presents a wonderful weekend of fetish events, shopping and clubbing. Great value earlybird tickets are now on sale for the LFW Ball on Saturday 14th September starting at just £15 and for the ‘Lucky 13’ play party on Friday 13th September ….but hurry there is a

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News: Help Fund Hedonistic Fun at the Summer House Weekend

Hosted at a private country house about an hour outside London over August 16th to 18th this year, The Summer House is a marvellously magical experience like no other. It starts a bit like a retreat – workshops, sessions, talks, treatments, games, swimming – and crescendoes into a private house party featuring fabulous performances, music,

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News: In the Flesh erotic reading night relaunches in London

One of America’s rudest reading events In the Flesh relaunches in London later this month giving well-known erotic writers the chance to share their work with their readers. Sponsored by Xcite Books and hosted by bestselling erotic memoirist Suzanne Portnoy, In The Flesh London will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Alley Cat Bar

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Events: London Burlesque Festival 2013

Now in its 7th Annual Edition, London Burlesque Festival 2013 will be running for 10 sizzling evenings of sultry entertainment 10-19 May, making it the largest international burlesque festival of its kind. With a packed schedule of high profile events, celebrity following and a loyal expanding fan base, London Burlesque Festival showcases the most eclectic and

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Events: Science Gets Sexy With Belle de Jour and More

If you’ve ever thought science is a turn off, prepare to have your mind opened with the Science of Sex Weekend at Brighton Science Festival, 8-10th February 2013. Why are people gay? What really goes on behind closed doors in a clap clinic? How can we ensure children get the sex education they need in

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Events: Erotic Writing Masterclass with Emily Dubberley and Susannah Quinn

Skribita is an on-going series of Brighton-based workshops, residential weekends and events where writers share their craft, offer advice and reveal tricks of the trade. It’s the brainchild of scriptwriter/lecturer Sue Teddern and her partner, events organiser/lecturer Edward Crask – and on Saturday March 16th, they’re focussing on erotic writing, with Cliterati founder Emily Dubberley and best-selling erotic author,

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Events: Club Spank

Club Spank is the latest addition to the South East’s kink scene. After attending their inaugural event last year, and experiencing a friendly, fun and sexy evening, we were excited to hear they have another Brighton event planned for Friday 1st March. The event is suited to fetish newbies and scene regulars alike. Rather than

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News: Justine Elyot is Calling All Lovers of Erotica

A note from Justine Elyot: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what could be jollier than a free erotic book? But it is also more blessed to give than to receive and so, for twelve days this December, I’m giving readers a unique opportunity to do both – at the same time! Every day,

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Events: Charity Christmas Chuckle

The Charity Chuckle Christmas Cracker is a night of comedy guaranteed to have you slapping your thighs and dabbing at your mascara. Taking place from 7pm on 4th December at Komedia, Brighton, expect fantastic comedians, dancing in the aisles (optional) and a fully-stocked bar (until we get there, of course). Helen Arney (Festival of the

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